Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Pemphis acidula J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Forster, J.R. & Forster, J.G. (1775) Characteres Generum Plantarum : 68. Type: (not cited).
Digging stick tree
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Leaf blades about 16-30 x 7.5-9 mm, petioles about 2-3 mm long, grooved on the upper surface. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in pale prostrate hairs. Stipules dark brown, about 1 mm long. Lateral veins, about 3-5 on each side of the midrib, inconspicuous on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade.
Hypanthium about 3-5 mm long, apex with 6 quite small lobes and 6 somewhat larger lobes, outer surface longitudinally ribbed below the calyx-like appendages at the apex and clothed in pale prostrate hairs. Calyx lobes about 0.5 mm long. Petals orbicular to obovate, about 4-5 mm long, crumpled in the bud. Stamens 12, alternately longer and shorter. Ovary 3-locular at the base and 1-locular at the apex. Stigma globular.
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